KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada, calling investments from non-resident Nepalis (NRNs), said Nepal was a greenfield for investment.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada left here for the USA on Tuesday in order to take part in the joint meeting of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada said that all should acquire a PAN card as it is as important as citizenship certificate.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Minister for Finance Dr Yubraj Khatiwada, and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, held a meeting on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada told the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that Nepal holds a suitable atmosphere for investment.

KATHMANDU, August 4: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada on Sunday said the Ministry of Finance has prioritised the implementation of the fiscal federalism.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada today said the government was committed to strengthening and making custom and border administrations effective.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada has inaugurated Vehicle and Consignment Tracking System(VCTS) today in the capital.

Open letter to Finance Minister

July 16, 2019 01:30 am

Dear Finance Minister, you may choose not to believe in the future as you did by rejecting digital financial technologies, but in the process please don’t block our future

KATHMANDU, July 10: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the domestic debt that the government has proposed for Fiscal Year 2019/20 was within 'accepted norms' of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 5:  Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada on Friday clarified that the recently unveiled budget for the fiscal year 2019/20 has not discriminated against anyone.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has warned about the growing risks posed by the new and disruptive technologies in financial sector like fintech, artificial intelligence and technology-driven financial services.

Kathmandu, June 23: Finance Minister Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada has said it was possible for the country to achieve 8 percent economic growth rate in the coming fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said there was adequate budget allocated for upgrading Ramche-Mulkharka road section.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has said that the inflation would be below five percent in the coming fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The second meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Thursday has approved the proposal seeking consideration on the Appropriation Bill 2076 by a majority.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has clarified that budget for the coming fiscal year 2019/20 has been allocated in order to fulfill the goal of socialism enshrined in the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Amid widespread criticism of the government decision to hike the development fund for lawmakers, Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada on Thursday defended the 'distributive' budget saying that the government cannot ignore voices of elected representatives in a democratic system.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada is presenting the fiscal year 2019/20 budget in the Federal Parliament Building in New Baneswor.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Minister for Finance, Yuba Raj Khatiwada, is presenting the budget of over Rs 1.58 trillion for the upcoming fiscal year 2019/20 on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 27: In May last year, Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada announced a flagship program named Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP), promising a minimum of 100 days of employment to jobless people.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has urged the Indian industrialists and businesspersons to invest in Nepal without any hesitation.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the current government will not have any excuse to justify its failure to meet capital expenditure target set in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said the budget has been made on the basis of the political and economic system that the country has adopted and the international relations.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Commercial banks have posted an impressive profit growth in the third quarter of the current fiscal year – FY2018/19 even when they have been grappling with shortage of lendable funds.

KATHMANDU, May 10: In today’s meeting of the National Assembly (NA) , Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented a proposal, seeking the discussions on the principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year 2076-77 BS (except the tax proposal).

BHARATPUR, April 15: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has directed revenue employees for a quality increase in revenue by expanding the scope of taxation.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the social security program would be kept under a single umbrella.

KATHMANDU, March 6: If the proverb ‘morning shows the day’ is anything to go by, Nepal’s economic performance will remain average over next four years as there was no sign of improvement in key economic indicators over the first year of the incumbent government.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Bharat Mohan Adhikari, a four-time finance minister who first introduced the Aafno Gaun Aafai Banau program to develop villages across the country, giving them authority to select their development projects on their own, died on Saturday night. He was 82.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada to make necessary 'intervention' in reducing burgeoning interest rates of bank loans.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Ministry of Finance has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's address to the House of Representatives session on January 6 was based on facts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has said there was no such atmosphere that discourages share investors because overall indicators of national economy were positive.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said the journalists' pen should flow the causes of good governance and development.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said the agriculture sector could not be transformed as the technology has been confined to the laboratory.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Criticizing the World Bank Group's Doing Business Report 2019 that sent Nepal's performance in the global ranking five spots down, Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has vowed to make the Washington-based multilateral development bank review its ranking for the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada Minister has stressed that foreign aid resources must complement, rather than crowd out, domestic resources mobilization.

MORANG, Nov 2: Minister for Finance Dr Yuvaraj Khatiwada has said that there was no liquidity crunch in the country.

PARIS, Oct 18: France’s finance minister has canceled his attendance at an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid doubts over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

SAPTARI, Sept 3: Minister for Finance Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has reaffirmed that the taxation in multi points would be ended very soon.

Aug 27: Iran’s Parliament voted on Sunday to remove the economics and finance minister, the state news media reported, dealing another blow to President Hassan Rouhani as the country faces high unemployment and inflation, as well as a weakened currency.

TEHRAN, Aug 26: Iran’s parliament has voted to sack the finance minister, dealing another blow to President Hassan Rouhani as he faces mounting discontent over the economy.